Former Wonder Lead Ambassador

Phillips Family

Joined 8 years ago

Barbara Phillips lives in Hamilton, Ohio with her husband Dennis, and their two children, Benjamin and Elizabeth. Barbara currently teaches second grade at Monroe Primary. She believes WONDER “can inspire children of all ages to become engaged in learning. Children, by nature, are curious about their world and environment. By engaging children of all ages to explore their curiosity, they are on the path to becoming a life-long learner.”

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May 24, 2013

Camp What-A-Wonder at School - Day 2 and 3

This week in second grade we are having our own Wonderopolis inspired Camp What-A-Wonder.  The first day was spent creating crafts.  Below I will ...


May 22, 2013

Camp What-A-Wonder at School - Day 1

This is my last full week of school with my second graders.  I wanted to make it a fun-filled week of learning.  I had decided last summer when I ...


May 4, 2013

May #WonderChat

Please join the Wonder Team this Monday night, May 6th at 8:00 PM EST on Twitter.  We will be discussing Wonder Jars.  Do you have a Wonder Jar in ...


Apr 21, 2013

Earth Day Wonders

April 22nd is Earth Day.  Below are some Wonders from Wonderopolis you may want to share with your students in honor of the day. #741 What Is ...


Apr 11, 2013

Using Wonderopolis to Write Found Poetry

We started our found poetry adventure in second grade by visiting Amy Ludwig VanDerwater's found poem, Chicken. I love how Amy explains to students ...


Mar 28, 2013

Wonders for National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month.  My second graders are writing lots of different kinds of poetry this month, including found poems, mask poems and ...


Mar 26, 2013

Nominating a Wonder in Second Grade

Last Thursday morning as my second grade class came in Wonder #899 Why Do Monkeys Love Bananas? was projected up on the front board.  Avery ...


Mar 15, 2013

New Quarter - New Wonderopolis Morning Work

I use Wonderopolis as a morning activity in my second grade classroom.  I have used two different student forms this year.  As the third ...


Mar 10, 2013

Take Me Out to the Ball Game - Baseball Wonders

 With spring training in full swing and Opening Day a couple of weeks away, I've compiled some Wonders and ideas for using the Wonders in your ...